Congratulations to the Tyee Middle School students who competed in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) events last weekend. 

Tyee’s FLL team “Caution Wet Floor” won the Inspiration award, and placed 10th out of 34 in their
FTC team 9915qualifying tournament.  The team is advancing to the FLL semi-final tournament in mid-January.  Teammates are: sixth graders Sriya Bulusu, Jia Chen, Brandon Yi, Ivan Yung and Nathan Young; seventh graders Nathan Li and Leonardo Reyes Martinez; eighth graders Nipun Chhajed, Ian Huang and Justin Zeng.

Tyee’s FTC team 9915 “Robo Thunder” was undefeated and took first place in their second league event.  This rookie FTC team, one of the youngest teams in the FIRST FTC division, is now ranked 3rd in the league of 15 teams.  The FTC team is advancing to the FTC Interleague event in mid-January.  Teammates are: seventh graders Ashley Mead, Everett Rendon, Diana Ouyang, Katrina Rowland and Hannah Wang; eighth graders Acchindra Thev, Nathaniel Chang and Alex Qiu.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.